Stony Brook University Office of Research Services


Peter Saal
Phone: 631-632-9033

Deborah Mann
Phone: 631-632-8331

Limited Competition / Submissions

What is a Limited Competition?

A number of sponsors, both private and federal, restrict the number of individuals or applications that may be submitted by the University.

What are some examples of Limited Competitions?

Examples include NSF's Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program, the Searle Scholars Program, and the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.

What is the process? What do I need to submit to be considered for the selected application to a Limited Competion?

The selection of nominees to these programs is coordinated by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

In these cases the SBRO will conduct an internal competition for which potential applicants will be asked to submit a pre-proposal outlining the substance, budget, and other factors (matching funds, participating institutions, etc.) in support of their application.

In cases where the University is asked to nominate candidates for an award or fellowship, the Vice President’s Office will contact appropriate department chairs with a request to submit a dossier on behalf of qualified faculty for consideration as institutional nominees.

What should I do if I become aware of a program which limits the institutional nominations or applications?

Please contact Peter Saal, ext. 2-9033, to alert him to the need to set up appropriate internal review procedures.